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Orchids & Onions (October 10, 2012)

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Orchids to…

Barbara Herold for being a great mom, from Clarissa.

the committees headed by Marvin Brandt and Pastor Doug Bauman for making the Orphan Grain Train a delightful and successful evening, from Gene Wint.

Columbus Regional Hospital for its great care, from Peggy Proffitt and family.

David Brown’s Letter to the Editor on government business, from Leland Trapp.

Janie Gordon at Columbus North, for the wonderful, awesome concert, from the Shaeferly family.

all my family for their love and support and the staff at Silver Oaks for all the kindness and help, from Lorene Marshall.

Holden and Hunter Hayes for doing an excellent job in both school and college, from Mom and Dad.

Joe at AutoZone for going above and beyond in replacing a car battery, from a single mom.

Gary Gray for the delicious peanut butter cake, from Kristy Huckaby.

Downtown merchants who have endured so much during various construction projects, from a grateful customer.

Glenn and Ted at Sears for the great service for helping me get a new battery so I could get to work, from Cheryl.

the crew on State Road 46 railroad tracks for working through the rain and cold to get the project done, from Todd Riordan.

Onions to…

the green Pontiac riding drivers’ bumpers on State Road 46.

the lady who threw a grape at me.

the organization that moved from the Columbus vicinity.

the semitrailers driving in the fast lane every day.

a former spouse who continues with public intoxication.

the male driver of a black car for exceeding the speed limit.

self-appointed, private-sector leaders.

those who are responsible for tearing up our beautiful, historic downtown.

private clubs that provide incorrect information about the effect of the tougher smoking ban.

people who won’t pass the tougher smoking ban.

Tony Stewart for causing the “big one” on Sunday.

the ridiculous and unprofessional advertising insert in the newspaper.

the people complaining about Take Your Best Shot when they need to learn to take better pictures.

the driver of the truck who used an alley as an entrance even though there is a sign that says “Do not enter” and a sign that says “One way.”

my union board for not sending flowers or a Bible to my dad’s funeral after asking which I preferred.

city officials for the disposable attitude the city has taken instead of fixing and maintaining what we have.

to the reader who complained about the pink newspaper, from those of us who have been affected by cancer in some way.

to a local diner for the rude service.

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